700 Decision-makers to attend Africa CEO Forum 2014

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From: 17/03/2014
To: 19/03/2014
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting of African Private Sector Leaders has kept its promises

After three days of intensive and productive discussion, the Africa CEO Forum 2014 closed at midday on Wednesday, March 19 in Geneva. Organized by Groupe Jeune Afrique, in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Rainbow Unlimited, this was second meeting of African private sector leaders. Over 700 employers, banks, investors, ministers and journalists took part in discussing the big economic questions in Africa. Read More


President Donald Kaberuka reiterates his belief in Africa’s emergence

The Africa CEO Forum 2014, one of the most important gatherings of African business leaders officially opened in Geneva on Monday, March 17. The three-day event closes on Wednesday. Organized by the publishing house Groupe Jeune Afrique in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the second Africa CEO Forum boasted “680 participants, speakers and journalists from more than 38 countries.” Read More


Forum Background

The second Africa CEO Forum, organized by Groupe Jeune Afrique in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), will take place from March 17-19, 2014 in Geneva. 

Offering a solid framework for exchange between the major players of the African private sector, this key event will bring together more than 700 African and international CEOs, financiers and business leaders.

Since its creation in 2012, the Africa CEO Forum has sought to bring leading English- and French-speaking economic players closer together and has aimed to:

  • Facilitate local exchange on development;
  • Promote public-private dialogue to build a foundation which would encourage growth of new activities;
  • Enhance and support African entrepreneurship.

The leading figures who will attend the event include: Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank; Mo Ibrahim, President of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman of Econet Wireless; Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom; Ashish Thakkar, CEO of Mara Group; Emmanuel Faber, Delegate Director of Danone; Abdeslam Ahizoune, CEO of Maroc Telecom; Kola Karim, CEO of Shoreline Energy International; as well as Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

Africa’s competitiveness enhancement, the place for African companies in major construction projects, the Africapitalism paradigm, and the digital revolution are among the core themes that will be presented in the plenary conferences. In addition, eight knowledge sessions will attempt to address more concretely the trends in company management and strategies to encourage its growth: agribusiness, extractive industries, capital partnerships, etc. 

About the Africa CEO Forum

Developed in partnership with the African Development Bank, Africa CEO Forum is an event organized by Groupe Jeune Afrique, publisher of Jeune Afrique and The Africa Report, and Rainbow Unlimited, a Swiss company specialized in planning economic promotion events and manager of the SABC (Swiss African Business Circle).

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